Medieval Graffitti

Medieval Graffiti: The Lost Voices of Norfolk's Churches

Thursday 27 June, 2019
Today most forms of graffiti are regarded as destructive, as anti-social, and certainly not something that we should encourage or welcome on our historic churches. However, that attitude is largely a modern one. Prior to then all forms of graffiti were, like the outrageous marginalia of a medieval manuscript, at least accepted. As a result, our medieval churches are covered in hundreds of thousands of largely unrecorded inscriptions. Inscriptions that deal with matters of faith, of commerce and of life and death, waiting only for someone to read them. Archaeologist Matthew Champion explores this strange world, and brings to life the lost voices of Norfolk's churches.

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Event details

Venue Reserve
This event is taking place at NWT Cley and Salthouse Marshes. Click here to view this reserve's profile.
Time and date information
Thursday 27th June 13.30 to 15.00
Cost
£10 NWT members, £12 non members
Booking information
Booking is essential. tel 01263 740008
(price incl light lunch)
Organiser
NWT
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